Verizon and Google may make a bid for Yahoo next week

Yahoo_Logo_PurpleYahoo has been clinging to life for years now, and it looks like it’s finally starting to see the writing on the wall. It’s planning on selling auctioning off its web business next week to whomever is willing to throw the most money at it. Yahoo has its fingers in many different pies, but nothing has really paid off for it against massive competitors like Google and Microsoft. Read more

Android Developer Preview Program might soon be available to more than just Nexus devices

android_n_logo_nexus_5x_TAFor the past couple iterations of Android Google has allowed adventurous users to download and test out preview versions of the software before it’s officially available. There are a few caveats to this program, the biggest of which is that you’d have to own a compatible Nexus device. That might change in the near future, though. Read more

Samsung’s Gear 360 gets priced ahead of launch, and it’s not cheap

samsung_gear_360_3_TASamsung’s Gear 360 was unveiled alongside the Galaxy S7 this year, but without a solid release date or price tag. We still don’t have the release date pinned down outside of Q2 2016, but the price for the advanced camera has shown up ahead of launch. If you were expecting something in the $200 range to compete with LG’s 360 Cam, though, you’re in for sticker shock. Read more

Galaxy S7 sales are a hit for Samsung thanks to an early release

samsung_galaxy_s7_edge_titanium_silver_front_TAAfter nearly unanimous reviews praising the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, it looks like Samsung has finally managed to capture that spark again that they’ve been trying to nail down since the Galaxy S III. Early estimates suggest that Samsung has sold 9 million units in the first month of availability for their 2016 flagship, which is almost three times what the Galaxy S6 managed to do last year. Read more

Today is the grand opening of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

t-mobile_arena_exterior_nightlife_renderIt’s been a few months since the T-Mobile Arena was announced, but today is finally the day that the venue goes live with its grand opening. T-Mobile is obviously boasting about this opening with a ton of fanfare, and with good reason. It’s an incredibly impressive arena right in Las Vegas, so you can expect it to host a ton of concerts, sporting events, and everything else. Read more

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review: Big performance, small phone

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Smaller smartphones have fallen out of style in the past few years with consumers and manufacturers moving towards big, brighter screens. The “standard” smartphone screen sits around 5 inches: the Galaxy S7 offers a 5.1-inch display, HTC has stuck to the 5-inch range over the past few years, and even LG has started to back down on screen sizeswith the G5, which has a 5.3-inch screen. In a sea of large phones, Sony is one of the only companies that pays any attention to the smaller segment of the market with their Xperia Z Compact line, and the Xperia Z5 Compact continues that tradition with a high-end device with a relatively quaint 4.6-inch screen. Read more